How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail

Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work

27 Feb 2020

GBP 599 499 *
EUR 839 699 *
USD 934 778 *
* When you book before 24 Jan

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Course overview

Carrying out complex tasks within fast-paced and highly regulated organisations requires accuracy and close attention to detail. Errors can not only be time consuming but also costly to rectify.

In this hands-on practical course, you will learn what influences the likelihood of errors occurring and how to develop practical skills to overcome the natural barriers to accuracy. The course will help you improve your attention to detail by using some essential planning and attention-improving techniques. The programme is highly participative, combining the presentation of theory with sharing experiences and individual and group exercises.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Master techniques to improve accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work
  • Understand the psychology of attention and accuracy
  • Learn how to improve attention span and accuracy
  • Discuss how to improve focus and concentration to enhance performance

Programme

Improving accuracy and attention

  • Understanding the impact of making mistakes and errors
  • Discussion of common errors and what influences the likelihood of errors occurring
  • Root cause factors that influence our ability to pay attention
  • Sharing of examples of common errors and techniques to help stay focused

Brief overview of the psychology of attention

  • Review the different theories of attention to maximise your focus
    - The capacity theory
    - The mental bottleneck (filter) theory
    - Selective attention
  • Analyse the personality traits and styles which influence how we work and the type of mistakes we make
  • The multi-tasking myth
  • Diagnostic for assessing attention to detail

Techniques, tips and tools to help reduce errors in working

  • Discuss and practise techniques to improve accuracy and reduce errors
  • Improving proof reading and errors transcribing and checking numbers
  • How to develop a range of skills and approaches to improve accuracy levels – maximise your performance and concentration
  • Exercises to improve attention fitness – practise improving attention span using brain games/training

Action planning

  • Identification of your personal areas of strength and areas for improvement following the course
  • How you will apply these in the workplace

Presenter

Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown is a management consultant and psychologist in the highly regulated pharmaceutical
and legal industries, where she has worked with numerous leading organisations including Cranfield
School of Management and most of the top 20 pharma/biotechnology companies. She is also the Course Director of a pharmaceutical MSc at
the University of Cardiff. Besides a PhD and an MBA, Laura also has a degree in psychology and is co-author of several management books
including Developing the Individual.

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27 Feb 2020
27 Feb 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
GBP 499.00
EUR 699.00
USD 778.00
Until 24 Jan*
Enrol now

* Note the early booking discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotional code

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  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • Apotex EU BV
  • BOC Limited
  • Bulletproof Design Ltd
  • Call-Systems Technology
  • Citigroup Global Markets Limited
  • Clamason Industries Ltd
  • Datapharm Communications Limited
  • DVB Bank SE
  • European Patent Office
  • Gilead Sciences International Ltd
  • GKN Aerospace Services Ltd
  • Invicta Compliance
  • Ipsen Biopharm Ltd
  • KnowledgePool
  • London City Mission
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
  • Norgine
  • OFGEM
  • Olympus KeyMed Ltd
  • Optamor
  • Phillips & Leigh
  • Ruffer LLP
  • SAUL Trustee Company
  • Sunovion
  • Syngenta Limited
  • University of Kent
  • Zygian Ltd

Friendly and keen to have exchanges with attendees. A good course, though with a little too much material.

Dougal Gemmell, Director, European Patent Office

Great speaker

Melissa Pollard, In-house Events Coordinator , Falconbury Ltd

Really enjoyed the course. Very informative and interesting.

Marissa Ashfield, Pharmacovigilance - AO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

I thought the course was very good. I thought the small number of participants worked really well, as we got to know each other and share ideas without being self conscious. A lot was covered, and I took away some really useful tips.

Kitty Parsonson, ‎Learning and Development Assistant, University of Kent

I thought the course was detailed and engaging. Laura was a great speaker and delivered the course in a very inclusive and interactive manner.

Nasrin Krury, Executive Assistant, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)